Activist Disha Ravi, Arrested In Toolkit Case, Gets Bail From Delhi Court

Disha Ravi was arrested from her home in Bengaluru last week. (File)

New Delhi:

Disha Ravi, the 22-year-old climate activist arrested in the ‘toolkit’ case earlier this month, was given bail on Tuesday afternoon, subject two sureties of Rs 1 lakh each.

The Delhi Police has accused Ms Ravi, who was arrested from her home in Bengaluru last week, and activists Nikita Jacob and Shantanu Muluk of collaborating with the pro-Khalistani group Poetic Justice Foundation for creating the “toolkit” – allegedly linked to the farmers’ protest on January 26 – to trigger dissatisfaction against the government.

They have also accused the three of trying to revive a pro-Khalistani group.

Last week, during Ms Ravi’s bail hearing, the Delhi Police’s reasoning about the activists being in league with secessionists and conspiring to cause the violence during the farmers’ tractor rally was severely put to test, with the judge dubbing it “conjecture”.

“What is the evidence collected by you to show the link between her and the January 26 violence? You have argued about her role in the toolkit and she is in touch with the secessionists,” Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana┬áhad said.

When the Delhi Police argued that “Conspiracy can be seen only through circumstantial evidence,” the judge shot back, “So you don’t have any evidence to connect Disha with the January 26 violence?”

The Delhi Police had registered a sedition case earlier this month over the “Toolkit”, which made headlines after being tweeted by Swedish climate activist Greata Thunberg on February 3.

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